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NRYHA'S Player Coach Development Committee (PCDC)

NRYHA's Program Development Vision & Values


We want to enhance our coaching philosophy to include all aspects of player development. We want our coaches to get excited about player development and have a solid foundation to build from. To give our coaches the resources necessary to build a proper practice and utilize all opportunities to develop.

Vision: A foundation for long term success
We are here to help the NRYHA members be well prepared in the years ahead.  What we are teaching today is meant to assist our players over the next 10 years as they move through all levels.  We are focusing on drills that will build fundamental skills clearing the way for practices focused on team oriented systems at higher levels of hockey. Skills First!!!

Keep players loving the game by giving it back to THEM. Skill Development-drill in fundamentals so each player has a solid foundation. We must be conducted to accommodate the number of new players who wish to play hockey, and reduce the number who become disenchanted and drop out.

Coaching Philosophy:
Create an environment in which children can learn the basic skills without the distractions that are often associated with an over emphasis on winning. Mastering of fundamental skills and the fun of playing are essential to the development of a LIFELONG interest in the wonderful game of hockey.

NRYHA Player Coach Development Committee (PCDC) 2024-25

Jeremy Melchert | Natalie Keller | Craig Warner | Britta Titel | Jeremy Jensen | Joe Bentley | Josh Moore | JP Milton | Drew Seifert

Craig Warner

Director of Hockey

Mike Berres

MN D2 Rep

Drew Seifert

Mite Director

Phone: 507-360-3886

John Larson

NRHS Head Coach

NRYHA Player Coach Development Committee (PCDC) Member Application for the Upcoming 2024-25 Season

PCDC applications can be submitted anytime, but they will be reviewed on an annual basis in April after the annual meeting for any new committee members/changes to current members.

All members interested in joining this committee must fill out application for upcoming season, this includes current PCDC members.